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Thread: I made out like a bandit!

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    So I've been watching Craigslist lately for garage sales to try and get fabric inexpensively. And I saw this today:

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv...173995256.html

    It was a bit of a drive for me, as I live about an hour and 20 minutes away, but hoo-boy was it worth it! I'm not going to have to buy fabric again for a very long time.

    The pictures in the listing don't look like much, but there was actually quite a lot of it. The majority of the stuff she had to sell was cotton; not specifically quilting cotton, mostly Joann quality, but that's fine for me; she had bought it for a clothes business she used to have. I filled up 19 grocery store bags, and paid $180 for it all (she gave me a discount because I bought so much!) Having just looked through a couple of my bags, there's around 30+ yards of fabric in each bag, which works out to around $0.30 a yard!

    There was still a lot there -- if you live in the LA area, it's worth checking out. She's trying to get rid of it all before she moves in a month. There's a good mixture of fabric, from blenders, to florals, and some big print stuff, including some Hawaiian type fabrics. I promised I would post about it here in the hopes that some people would be interested, and help divest her of some of it :)

    My bags o' fabric
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    Wow!

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    YEA!!!! Looks like a whole lot of fun!

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    wow, you did good, thanks for sharing and letting us know

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    Congrats!!! on your great buy, have fun sorting through it all, I recieved 2 boxes of fabrics the other day and felt like a kid in a candy store....happy quilting

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    You got one good haul, congratulations. I know you will have fun going through it.

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    Fun! wish i was closer!

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    Great score. Wished I lived closer.

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    ooooooh, Christmas in January!

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    Oh, You did make out! It looks like Christmas!!!! I wish I lived close by!! :thumbup:

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    I am Madame T. I am a fortune teller. I see many stash busters in your future!
    Great haul!! You make me proud!

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    Wow! Great deal you found! Hope you share pictures of your projects made with some of the fabrics! :)

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    Good catch, looks like a lot of nice quilts in your future.

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    You have an instant "STASH"!!! Congrats!!!

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    Wow! How exciting. I see many great quilts in your future :-D What a find.

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    Congrats on a GREAT haul! Many happy days (no, make that years) of quilting lie ahead of you.

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    Wow and more Wow!

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    Awesome!!!! So happy for you!

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    awesome deal!! i know you are jumping with joy

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    Wow!! I wish I lived a whole lot closer!! Great deal for you and for someone else.

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    Now that's my kind of shopping trip. Looks like you got some nice fabrics. How exciting it will be for you to go through it all,organize it, and plan all your projects. Way to go!

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    looks like good fabrics! good find

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    Lucky dog. Fabric looks good.

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    Wow you did good. That butterfly fabric is some that Walmart sells for $4.44 a yard. Wow good job.

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    That is awesome!!!

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